Marcus Wareing holding a piece of steak in a field from Tales from a Kitchen Garden

About Marcus


Marcus made his official television debut in 2014, joining Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals. In 2022, he anchored the first season of Tales from a Kitchen Garden, documenting his journey of discovery with his small holding in East Sussex. Find out more about where he is popping up next below.

Marcus Wareing standing on Masterchef set with his hands in pockets

MasterChef: The Professionals

MasterChef: The Professionals puts professional chefs from all over the country through their paces, all under the watchful eye of Marcus Wareing, Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti.

Marcus joined the MasterChef family in 2014 for his first season of MasterChef: The Professionals, alongside Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti. Since then, he has cooked countless skills tests and delivered fair feedback to over 100 professional chefs who have walked through the studio doors.

The newest season of the show - Marcus' 10th season is currently on BBC One.

Catch up with Marcus on Masterchef: The Professionals

Marcus Wareing in a boat behind some reeds from Tales from a Kitchen Garden

Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden

Marcus Wareing's Tales from a Kitchen Garden sees Marcus venture into the world of farming and growing for the very first time, travelling across the UK to discover the secrets of the country's best farmers, producers and gardeners, all in aid of transforming his kitchen garden in East Sussex.

With his chef jacket off, Marcus gets his hands dirty, learning about everything from ​pig and chicken rearing and soil health to growing vegetables and preserving ingredients. Along the way, he meets Mangalitza pigs in North Yorkshire, longhorn cows in Shropshire and free-range chickens in Leicestershire, as well as visiting Devon for ducks, Kent for apples and his native Lancashire to meet Lonk sheep.

In season two, Marcus focused on the south-east of England, putting down roots in his local community, leaning on new friends for shared knowledge and support, as well as stepping in to help where he can.

From tomatoes and pumpkins, to Kent-grown watermelons, Marcus explored the huge variety of ingredients on his doorstep, as well as welcoming some new friends, including geese and piglets.

Catch up on Tales from a Kitchen Garden

Marcus Wareing wearing red jumper in a home kitchen surrounded by festive dishes

Marcus Wareing at Christmas

In this festive series, Marcus takes a step back from the pressures of a professional kitchen to reveal the Christmas recipes that give him the most purpose and pleasure - those he cooks for his own friends and family.

Across ten episodes, he will be sharing his favourite festive tips and tricks to help create a menu that will see us right through the Christmas holidays. From perfect pastries, impressive party favourites to decadent Christmas puds, Marcus shows us how anyone can create a wonderful Christmas spread.